Jakub Grygiel

National Security Visiting Fellow

Jakub Grygiel is a National Security Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is an associate professor of politics at The Catholic University of America (Washington, DC) and a senior advisor at The Marathon Initiative. In 2017-2018 he was a Senior Advisor in the Office of Policy Planning at the Department of State. Previously, he was a Senior Fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis and on the faculty of SAIS-Johns Hopkins University in Washington DC.

He is the author of Return of the Barbarians (Cambridge University Press, 2018), Great Powers and Geopolitical Change (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006), and co-author with Wess Mitchell of The Unquiet Frontier (Princeton University Press, 2016). His writings have appeared in Foreign AffairsThe American InterestSecurity StudiesJournal of Strategic Studies, National Interest, Claremont Review of Books, OrbisCommentaryParameters, as well as several U.S. and foreign newspapers.

He earned a Ph.D., M.A. and an MPA from Princeton University, and a BSFS Summa Cum Laude from Georgetown University.

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Analysis and Commentary

A New Alliance To Nowhere

by Jakub Grygielvia The American Interest
Friday, October 4, 2019

France and Germany’s “Alliance for Multilateralism” is pure posturing.

The Power of Statelessness

by Jakub Grygielvia Policy Review
Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The withering appeal of governing